Affordable Learning Solutions?
The Affordable Learning Solutions campaign promotes low-cost, high-quality alternatives to expensive textbooks. The initiative of the program is for faculty and students to explore low-cost or no-cost materials to reduce the price of textbooks in the long term. AL$ advocates for cost effective alternatives to high cost textbooks like ebooks, open textbooks, rentals, and library course reserves. AL$ is coordinated at San Jose State University by the University Library in cooperation with our campus partners:
Between Spring 2013 and Spring 2015, 32 faculty members at SJSU received $1,000 Textbook Alternatives Project (TAP) grants to redesign their courses to include free or lower-cost classroom materials.
Taken together, the changes they made
saved students over $1.4 million.